History VideoGame / OdinSphere

24th Sep '16 10:08:46 PM AzureSeas
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* AmbidextrousSprite: Weapons and such switch hands as usual, but the game actually justifies it by having the characters shift said items to opposite hands when turning around.
** Doesn't always work, though. For instance, the designs on Brigan's shields will switch places every time he turns around while Ingway's dagger will constantly switch hips during cutscenes. (It's supposed to remain on his right side.)

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* AmbidextrousSprite: Weapons and such switch hands as usual, but the game actually mostly justifies it by having the characters shift said items to opposite hands when turning around.
** Doesn't always work, though. For instance,
around. However, the designs on Brigan's shields will switch places every time he turns around while Ingway's dagger will constantly switch hips during cutscenes. (It's supposed to remain on his right side.)cutscenes.



* BarbieDollAnatomy: Vulcans, in their transformed state. However, its worth noting that their sprites are crafted carefully to never show their crotches in this form. Their nipples appear to be covered by small spots of live magma (most of their bodies turn into hardened magma in their transformed state) so it's possible this trope is actually averted to some extent.

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* BarbieDollAnatomy: BarbieDollAnatomy:
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Vulcans, in their transformed state. However, its worth noting that their sprites are crafted carefully to never show their crotches in this form. Their nipples appear to be covered by small spots of live magma (most of their bodies turn into hardened magma in their transformed state) so it's possible this trope is actually averted to some extent.state.



* BleakLevel: While none of the levels are sunshine and rainbows, Netherworld Endelphia is a barren land with almost no lights, full of ghosts and really spooky monsters.
** The same could be said for Volkenon, which takes place within an active volcano.

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* BleakLevel: BleakLevel:
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While none of the levels are sunshine and rainbows, Netherworld Endelphia is a barren land with almost no lights, full of ghosts and really spooky monsters.
** The same could be said for Volkenon, which takes place within an active volcano.



* ChargedAttack: Mercedes can fire a spray of homing shots with her bow. Velvet can also fire off her chain to attack enemies from a distance.

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* ChargedAttack: ChargedAttack:
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Mercedes can fire a spray of homing shots with her bow. Velvet can also fire off her chain to attack enemies from a distance.



* ConvectionSchmonvection: Averted; characters gradually lose HP if they don't use a "Cooler" potion in the volcano level or a "Warmer" potion in the snow level.
** This is gone in the remake, with Cooler and Warmer potions instead being used as a means to prevent and reduce damage from status attacks caused by enemies rather than the stage itself.

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* ConvectionSchmonvection: Averted; Averted in the original; characters gradually lose HP if they don't use a "Cooler" potion in the volcano level or a "Warmer" potion in the snow level.
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level. This is gone in the remake, with Cooler and Warmer potions instead being used as a means to prevent and reduce damage from status attacks caused by enemies rather than the stage itself.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: In the bad ending, [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll everybody dies]]]]. In the good ending, [[spoiler: Oswald and Gwendolyn earn their happy ending together, and Cornelius and Velvet survive as Pooka]]. In the best ending, [[spoiler: Cornelius and Velvet become human again]]. The good ending requires the player to [[NoManOfWomanBorn interpret a series of prophecies]] so that each of the five heroes fights during the Apocalypse in the correct order. Unfortunately, to get the best ending the player has to [[OneHundredPercentCompletion see every cutscene possible]]... including the DownerEnding cutscenes that spring from messing up the correct boss fight order. This means you have to fight through the Apocalypse at least four times total in order get the best ending.
** ''Leifthrasir'' fixes things immensely both by allowing you to skip scenes you've already seen and allowing you to return to the attic after you've viewed what you needed, making it so that you only need to actually see the bad ending once.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: In the bad ending, [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll everybody dies]]]]. In the good ending, [[spoiler: Oswald and Gwendolyn earn their happy ending together, and Cornelius and Velvet survive as Pooka]]. In the best ending, [[spoiler: Cornelius and Velvet become human again]]. The good ending requires the player to [[NoManOfWomanBorn interpret a series of prophecies]] so that each of the five heroes fights during the Apocalypse in the correct order. Unfortunately, to get the best ending the player has to [[OneHundredPercentCompletion see every cutscene possible]]... including the DownerEnding cutscenes that spring from messing up the correct boss fight order. This means you have to fight through the Apocalypse at least four times total in order get the best ending. \n** ''Leifthrasir'' fixes things immensely both by allowing you to skip scenes you've already seen and allowing you to return to the attic after you've viewed what you needed, making it so that you only need to actually see the bad ending once.



* ExactWords: Odin really tripped himself up when he tried to get the magic ring Titrel from the dragon Wagner, insisting that all he wanted Oswald to do was ''slay the dragon''. After it was done, Oswald decided the ring would make a great wedding gift for his new wife and refused to hand it over, a nice play of LoopholeAbuse. Oops!

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* ExactWords: ExactWords:
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Odin really tripped himself up when he tried to get the magic ring Titrel from the dragon Wagner, insisting that all he wanted Oswald to do was ''slay the dragon''. After it was done, Oswald decided the ring would make a great wedding gift for his new wife and refused to hand it over, a nice play of LoopholeAbuse. Oops!



* ExperienceBooster: You can buy a Spirit Gem from the very first merchant you encounter, after the first stage of the game. Equiping this item increases the experience that your Psypher Weapon gains when you absorb phozons. You don't need to have it equipped all of the time, so you can just swap it on whenever you're done killing a wave (or entire level) of enemies. It's also a handy part of the Phozon Farming Abuse trick, which involves using the Phozon Release skill to turn some of your "magic points" into free-floating phozons. Equip the Spirit Gem, release all of the phozons you're carrying, and then reabsorb the phozons. This restores your MP guage (though not to the same level as before), allowing you release and reabsorb all of your phozons again and again. Doing this often will grind up your Psypher Level, especially with the Gem.

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* ExperienceBooster: ExperienceBooster:
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You can buy a Spirit Gem from the very first merchant you encounter, after the first stage of the game. Equiping this item increases the experience that your Psypher Weapon gains when you absorb phozons. You don't need to have it equipped all of the time, so you can just swap it on whenever you're done killing a wave (or entire level) of enemies. It's also a handy part of the Phozon Farming Abuse trick, which involves using the Phozon Release skill to turn some of your "magic points" into free-floating phozons. Equip the Spirit Gem, release all of the phozons you're carrying, and then reabsorb the phozons. This restores your MP guage (though not to the same level as before), allowing you release and reabsorb all of your phozons again and again. Doing this often will grind up your Psypher Level, especially with the Gem.



* GameFace: All Vulcans have humanoid forms, but their real forms are fire spawned creatures with live fire generated from them. Normal Vulcans turn naked, grow horns and have their skin covered by magna, hardened and blackened. Onyx turns into a small Balrog.

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All Vulcans have humanoid forms, but their real forms are fire spawned creatures with live fire generated from them. Normal Vulcans turn naked, grow horns and have their skin covered by magna, hardened and blackened. Onyx turns into a small Balrog.



* HyperactiveMetabolism: Consuming food restores your health ''and'' gives you experience points for increasing your maximum health.

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* HyperactiveMetabolism: HyperactiveMetabolism:
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Consuming food restores your health ''and'' gives you experience points for increasing your maximum health.



* KillerRabbit: When Leventhan appears for the first time, it is just a cute, little baby dragon with an oversized crown and an eggshell for a helmet. The same hatchling dragon gives Oswald a CurbStompBattle and later attacks Gwendolyn with powerful fire attacks that can OHKO her if she is too underleveleded. In the remake, it even gains a new attack in which Leventhan throws a humongous fireball to the ground that causes massive damage, KillerRabbit indeed

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* KillerRabbit: KillerRabbit:
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When Leventhan appears for the first time, it is just a cute, little baby dragon with an oversized crown and an eggshell for a helmet. The same hatchling dragon gives Oswald a CurbStompBattle and later attacks Gwendolyn with powerful fire attacks that can OHKO her if she is too underleveleded. In the remake, it even gains a new attack in which Leventhan throws a humongous fireball to the ground that causes massive damage, KillerRabbit indeeddamage.



* KungFuProofMook: The green Ooze enemies in Titania capital receive only ScratchDamage from melee strikes, a major problem for Cornelius. But they die quickly when hit with a [[KillItWithFire "Napalm" potion]], or Mercedes's crossbow. Blizzard potions, Oswald's [[SuperMode Shadow form]], and Velvet's homing chain will also OneHitKO them as well.
** They've been fixed in the remake where they now take as much damage from regular hits as with other enemies and don't require specific moves/potions/spells to defeat easily.
* LadyOfWar: The valkyries are graceful females with armour allowing room for their wings. While they are primarily armed with spears, they function as slashing weapons.

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* KungFuProofMook: The green Ooze enemies in Titania capital receive only ScratchDamage from melee strikes, a major problem for Cornelius. But they die quickly when hit with a [[KillItWithFire "Napalm" potion]], or Mercedes's crossbow. Blizzard potions, Oswald's [[SuperMode Shadow form]], and Velvet's homing chain will also OneHitKO them as well.
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well. They've been fixed in the remake where they now take as much damage from regular hits as with other enemies and don't require specific moves/potions/spells to defeat easily.
* LadyOfWar: LadyOfWar:
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The valkyries are graceful females with armour allowing room for their wings. While they are primarily armed with spears, they function as slashing weapons.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: An unfortunate trade-off for wonderful hand-drawn art, but that doesn't make it any less annoying when it happens. The PS3 port of the original fixed some of it.
** Completely gone with the Remaster, as there are virtually no loading times.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: An unfortunate trade-off for wonderful hand-drawn art, but that doesn't make it any less annoying when it happens. The PS3 port of the original fixed some of it. \n** Completely gone with the Remaster, as there are virtually no loading times.



* NintendoHard: As with all {{Atlus}} titles, this one is no exception. Enemies and projectiles flying off in multiple directions simultaneously can occasionally trigger a [[DisasterDominoes cascading disaster]]. For example, you can get dizzied by a laser beam, torched by wizard's flame, [[BalefulPolymorph turned into a frog]] and ''then'' [[DeathFromAbove one-hit killed from above]] by a midboss's jumping attack. All within the span of ten seconds.
** The remake is much more forgiving compared to the original, although if you choose to play Hard or Heroic mode, it becomes as difficult as the original.

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* NintendoHard: As with all {{Atlus}} titles, this one is no exception. Enemies and projectiles flying off in multiple directions simultaneously can occasionally trigger a [[DisasterDominoes cascading disaster]]. For example, you can get dizzied by a laser beam, torched by wizard's flame, [[BalefulPolymorph turned into a frog]] and ''then'' [[DeathFromAbove one-hit killed from above]] by a midboss's jumping attack. All within the span of ten seconds.
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seconds. The remake is much more forgiving compared to the original, although if you choose to play Hard or Heroic mode, it becomes as difficult as the original.



* PlayingwithFire: Velvet can use Fire Attacks in the remake.

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* PlayingwithFire: PlayingwithFire:
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Velvet can use Fire Attacks in the remake.



* SceneryGorn: [[spoiler: During Armageddon. Perhaps the biggest example being the fight with King Gallon, where the player can watch Titania slowly crumble and sink into the sea in the background.]]

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* SceneryGorn: SceneryGorn:
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[[spoiler: During Armageddon. Perhaps the biggest example being the fight with King Gallon, where the player can watch Titania slowly crumble and sink into the sea in the background.]]



* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Odin and Griselda]]. The former literally embraces the latter's ghost in death, finding solace in that they will at least be reunited.

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* TogetherInDeath: TogetherInDeath:
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[[spoiler:Odin and Griselda]]. The former literally embraces the latter's ghost in death, finding solace in that they will at least be reunited.



* YouAreWorthHell: Gwendolyn does [[ToHellAndBack literally go to hell]] to save Oswald, just as Mercedes does to save Brom. Likewise, Oswald goes to the hellish, fiery Volkenon to lift a curse from Gwendolyn. In fact, all the main characters [[ToHellAndBack visit the Netherworld]] for one reason or another, whether to save somebody or the entire world.

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* YouAreWorthHell: YouAreWorthHell:
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Gwendolyn does [[ToHellAndBack literally go to hell]] to save Oswald, just as Mercedes does to save Brom. Likewise, Oswald goes to the hellish, fiery Volkenon to lift a curse from Gwendolyn. In fact, all the main characters [[ToHellAndBack visit the Netherworld]] for one reason or another, whether to save somebody or the entire world.
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* UnwinnablebyMistake: During Chapter 2, try not to have a full bag when you get to the Forest of Elrit. The Alchemy system is introduced there, and there are things you'll need to pick up in order to move the game along. If your bags are full when the Tutorial begins, you won't be able to drop excess items to make space since it disables all but the Materials you pick up, effectively casting you into limbo unless you reset the game.
* UselessUsefulSpell: One potion leaves behind a toxic cloud that kills anything after a short delay, regardless of how much HP it has left. Unfortunately, this has a tendency not to work on boss enemies, but ''always'' on you. Sure, it kills slimes, but you've always got Napalm for doing that cheaper.

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* UnwinnablebyMistake: During Chapter 2, 2 of the original, try not to have a full bag when you get to the Forest of Elrit. The Alchemy system is introduced there, and there are things you'll need to pick up in order to move the game along. If your bags are full when the Tutorial begins, you won't be able to drop excess items to make space since it disables all but the Materials you pick up, effectively casting you into limbo unless you reset the game.
* UselessUsefulSpell: One The "Killer Cloud" potion leaves behind a toxic cloud that kills anything after a short delay, regardless of how much HP it has left. Unfortunately, this has a tendency not to work on boss enemies, but ''always'' on you. Sure, it kills slimes, but you've always got Napalm for doing that cheaper. Fixed in the remake where it's essentially a beefed-up Toxin potion from the original.



* YouAreWorthHell: Gwendolyn does [[ToHellAndBack literally go to hell]] to save Oswald, just as Mercedes does to save Brom. Likewise, Oswald goes to the hellish, fiery Volkenon to lift a curse from Gwendolyn. In fact, all main characters [[ToHellAndBack visit the Netherworld]] for one reason or another, whether to save somebody or the entire world.

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* YouAreWorthHell: Gwendolyn does [[ToHellAndBack literally go to hell]] to save Oswald, just as Mercedes does to save Brom. Likewise, Oswald goes to the hellish, fiery Volkenon to lift a curse from Gwendolyn. In fact, all the main characters [[ToHellAndBack visit the Netherworld]] for one reason or another, whether to save somebody or the entire world.world.
** [[spoiler: In the best ending of Leifthrasir, the World Tree is revealed to have extended its roots into the depths of the Netherworld where Ingway is. Seeing as the World Tree is heavily implied to be a reincarnated Mercedes...]]
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** They've been fixed in the remake where they now take as much damage from regular hits as with other enemies and don't require specific moves/potions/spells.

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** They've been fixed in the remake where they now take as much damage from regular hits as with other enemies and don't require specific moves/potions/spells.moves/potions/spells to defeat easily.



* NonMammalMammaries: The [[AmazonBrigade Vulcans]] in their true form are supposed to be [[MagmaMan lava elementals]], but they do sport some [[{{Gainaxing}} jiggly boobs]]. Also the female Geist seen in the Underworld are big-breasted. Weirdly inverted with the Pooka females, who ''are'' mammals.

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** The remake is much more forgiving compared to the original, although if you choose to play Hard or Heroic mode, it becomes as difficult as the original.
* NonMammalMammaries: The [[AmazonBrigade Vulcans]] in their true form are supposed to be [[MagmaMan lava elementals]], but they do sport some [[{{Gainaxing}} jiggly boobs]]. One of the forms of the Myrconid, a shapeshifting boss that resembles a mushroom, resembles a beautiful young woman with large assets. Also the female Geist seen in the Underworld are big-breasted. Weirdly inverted with the Pooka females, who ''are'' mammals.



** All characters have access to "Blaze" or "Volcano" potions, which cause various fire-based effects.



** [[spoiler: During the battles against the Darkova and King Onyx, Ringford is up in flames.]]



* SimultaneousArcs: Each protagonist's arc crosses with another's at some point. They even face the same bosses and visit the same stages while the others are busy somewhere else. The in-game theater provides players with an exact timeline.

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* SimultaneousArcs: Each protagonist's arc crosses with another's at some point. They even face the same bosses and visit the same stages while the others are busy somewhere else. The in-game theater provides players with an exact timeline. Most notable is the portion of the story that takes place in Titania, which plays into the story in how the Wise Men are ultimately defeated due to being separated by the other characters.



** Mercedes eventually falls for [[spoiler:Ingway]], but the fact that he's [[spoiler:a DeathSeeker with really dangerous plans for himself and ends up becoming a TragicMonster means their story doesn't end well. How it ends is determined by the route the player takes during the Armageddon."]]

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** Mercedes eventually falls for [[spoiler:Ingway]], but the fact that he's [[spoiler:a DeathSeeker with really dangerous plans for himself and ends up becoming a TragicMonster means their story doesn't end well. How it ends is determined by the route the player takes during the Armageddon."]]]]



** [[spoiler: Ingway and Mercedes could possibly count, though Ingway dies before Mercedes discovers his body.]]
** [[spoiler: Confirmed in the remake if one gets all the endings. Ingway's soul is in the Netherworld, but there is a root with a glowing flower that resembles the ones on Mercedes' crown nearby.]]

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** [[spoiler: Ingway and Mercedes could possibly count, though Ingway dies before Mercedes discovers his body.]]
** [[spoiler: Confirmed
Mercedes. It's not as apparent in the original, but the remake if one gets all the endings. Ingway's soul is in the Netherworld, but there is a root with a glowing flower features an alternate end card showing that resembles the ones on Mercedes' crown nearby.roots of the World Tree have extended down into the depths of the Netherworld where Ingway is.]]
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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Dying only returns you to the start of the level in which you died. Which is fortunate, considering [[NintendoHard how often it happens]]. This is more prevalent in the original than in the remake since the combat is more balanced.

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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Dying only returns you to the start of the level in which you died. Which is fortunate, considering [[NintendoHard how often it happens]]. This is more prevalent in the original than in the remake since the combat in ''Leifthrasir'' is more balanced.balanced and makes killing enemies easier.



* FramingDevice: The story is portrayed as a series of books that a little girl is reading in her attic.

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* FramingDevice: The story is portrayed as a series of books that a little girl (Alice) is reading in her attic.



* FunnyAnimal: The Pooka are rabbit-folk the size of dwarves but talk and walk like humans.

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* FunnyAnimal: The Pooka are rabbit-folk the size of dwarves but that talk and walk like humans.humans. [[spoiler: It makes sense seeing as they're actually humans who were cursed into that form.]]



** In Ringford, the Myconid boss has three forms. One of them is an adorable little mushroom that can still cause quite a bit of damage. The other two, though...



* HiddenElfVillage: The Pooka village is built underground, since the land of Valentine has turned into a battleground for the Aesir and the Vanir. Very few know how to find it, but the cooking is supreme! "It took a lot of work to get it all down here!"

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* HiddenElfVillage: The Pooka village is built underground, since the land of Valentine has turned into a battleground for the Aesir and the Vanir. Very few know how to find it, it without help, but the cooking is supreme! supreme!
--> '''Pooka''':
"It took a lot of work to get it all down here!"



** Cornelius is a literal killer rabbit.

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** Cornelius is a literal killer rabbit.rabbit seeing as he's a Pooka and has a magic sword.



** They've been fixed in the remake where they now take as much damage from regular hits as with other enemies and don't require specific moves/potions/spells.



** The female fairy soldiers of Ringford's armies are described to be like this. While they don't have armor like the valkyries (and lack it), they gracefully fly into battle with bows, arrows, and magic staffs.
** While their true colors aren't shown until the Armageddon book [[spoiler: where their armies burn Ringford to ashes,]] the Vulcans possibly count too seeing as they're an near all-female race who hold flaming swords and loyally stand by their king.



* LivingShadow: The Revenants in the mountain are huge walking shadows that sometimes materialize when they fight you. In the past they were Shadow Knights as well and wielders of the Belderiver, but now they've degraded into tormented wandering souls. [[spoiler: Oswald turns into one of them if he tries to take on King Onyx in the Armageddon.]]

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* LivingShadow: The Revenants ("Bugbears" in Leifthrasir) in the mountain are huge walking shadows that sometimes materialize when they fight you. In the past they were Shadow Knights as well and wielders of the Belderiver, but now they've degraded into tormented wandering souls. [[spoiler: Oswald turns into one of them if he tries to take on King Onyx in the Armageddon.]]
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** In the remake, almost all the playable characters gain a skill that requires them to charge the attack before releasing it.



* DamageOverTime: In addition to its set of StandardStatusEffects, there are fire and ice levels which sap 1% of your character's HP at regular intervals unless you drink an appropriate curing potion beforehand (or have elemental protection equipped).
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Dying only returns you to the start of the level in which you died. Which is fortunate, considering [[NintendoHard how often it happens]].

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** This is gone in the remake, with Cooler and Warmer potions instead being used as a means to prevent and reduce damage from status attacks caused by enemies rather than the stage itself.
* DamageOverTime: In addition to its set of StandardStatusEffects, there are fire and ice levels which sap 1% of your character's HP at regular intervals unless you drink an appropriate curing potion beforehand (or have elemental protection equipped).
equipped). The effects of these levels are gone in the remake.
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Dying only returns you to the start of the level in which you died. Which is fortunate, considering [[NintendoHard how often it happens]]. This is more prevalent in the original than in the remake since the combat is more balanced.



* DuelingPlayerCharacters: Several of the boss battles are the other characters in the story.

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* DuelingPlayerCharacters: Several of the boss battles are the other characters in the story. Gwendolyn fights Velvet and Mercedes, Cornelius fights Velvet ([[spoiler: actually Ingway in disguise]]) and Mercedes, Mercedes fights Oswald, and Velvet fights Mercedes.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: In the bad ending, [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll everybody dies]]]]. In the good ending, [[spoiler: Oswald and Gwendolyn earn their happy ending together, and Cornelius and Velvet survive as Pooka]]. In the best ending, [[spoiler: Cornelius and Velvet become human again]]. The good ending requires the player to [[NoManOfWomanBorn interpret a series of prophecies]] so that each of the five heroes fights during the Apocalypse in the correct order. Unfortunately, to get the best ending the player has to [[OneHundredPercentCompletion see every cutscene possible]]... including the DownerEnding cutscenes that spring from messing up the correct boss fight order. This means you have to fight through the Apocalypse at least four times total in order get the best ending. ''Leifthrasir'' fixes things immensely both by allowing you to skip scenes you've already seen and allowing you to return to the attic after you've viewed what you needed, making it so that you only need to actually see the bad ending once.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: In the bad ending, [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll everybody dies]]]]. In the good ending, [[spoiler: Oswald and Gwendolyn earn their happy ending together, and Cornelius and Velvet survive as Pooka]]. In the best ending, [[spoiler: Cornelius and Velvet become human again]]. The good ending requires the player to [[NoManOfWomanBorn interpret a series of prophecies]] so that each of the five heroes fights during the Apocalypse in the correct order. Unfortunately, to get the best ending the player has to [[OneHundredPercentCompletion see every cutscene possible]]... including the DownerEnding cutscenes that spring from messing up the correct boss fight order. This means you have to fight through the Apocalypse at least four times total in order get the best ending. ''Leifthrasir''
**''Leifthrasir''
fixes things immensely both by allowing you to skip scenes you've already seen and allowing you to return to the attic after you've viewed what you needed, making it so that you only need to actually see the bad ending once.



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Much of the game concerns Ragnarok, the end of the world in Norse mythology, and if it can be prevented.

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Much of the game concerns Ragnarok, the end of the world in Norse mythology, and if it can be prevented. [[spoiler: It isn't, as it ultimately happens anyway.]]
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** Doesn't always work, though. For instance, the designs on Brigan's shields will switch places every time he turns around while Ingway's dagger will constantly switch hips during cutscenes. (It's supposed to remain on his right side.)



* AnIcePerson: Gwendolyn is capable of using Ice Skills in the remake.

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* AnIcePerson: Gwendolyn is capable of using Ice Skills in the remake. Cyclone bottles and Whirlwind potions, which are used by all members of the cast, also contain ice properties.



* ArtStyleDissonance: The anime art direction is colorful, charming, and full of all sorts of cute-looking characters like the Pookah. The story, on the other hand, is very dark and grim. There's a lot of death and misery, there are some very convoluted politics at work between all the characters, there's very little humor to speak of, and [[spoiler:the best ending is only barely [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]].]]

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* ArtStyleDissonance: The anime art direction is colorful, charming, and full of all sorts of cute-looking characters like the Pookah.Pooka. The story, on the other hand, is very dark and grim. There's a lot of death and misery, there are some very convoluted politics at work between all the characters, there's very only a little humor to speak of, and [[spoiler:the best ending is only barely [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]].]]



** Mercedes encounters a talking frog early in her story, who was also once human. [[spoiler:It's Ingway, who ticked off one of the Wise Men.]]

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** Mercedes encounters a talking frog early in her story, who was also once human. [[spoiler:It's Ingway, who ticked off one of the Wise Men.Men and was subsequently cursed by Urzur.]]



** In the remake, one of the forms of the Myconid midboss in Ringford resembles a naked woman.



** The same could be said for Volkenon, which takes place within an active volcano.



** [[spoiler: As a frog, Ingway does this multiple times in order to save Mercedes from certain threats.]]



* BossBonanza: Except for [[spoiler: The Beast of Darkova]] (who still gets greatly upgraded with lots of new attacks) and [[spoiler: Onyx]] (who just gets a stat upgrade), the rest of the bosses are all brand new.

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* BossBonanza: Except for [[spoiler: The Beast of Darkova]] (who still gets greatly upgraded with lots of new attacks) and [[spoiler: Onyx]] (who just gets a stat upgrade), the rest of the bosses during the Armageddon book are all brand new.brand-new
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* KickTheDog: Occurs with Mercedes during the Armageddon chapter on the True End route. [[spoiler: Right when she's mourning Ingway's death after discovering his corpse, Onyx comes over and gleefully teases her over the fact that her forest has been burned to the ground. Goes on to become ShootTheDog in the ensuing boss fight.]]

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* KickTheDog: Occurs with Mercedes Onyx during the Armageddon chapter on the True End route. [[spoiler: Right when she's Mercedes is mourning Ingway's death after discovering his corpse, Onyx he comes over and gleefully teases her over the fact that her forest has been burned to the ground.ground, ignoring the fact that she's grieving her lover in favor of making her feel even worse. Goes on to become ShootTheDog in the ensuing boss fight.]]
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: An unfortunate trade-off for wonderful hand-drawn art, but that doesn't make it any less annoying when it happens. Completely gone with the Remaster, there are virtually no loading times.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: An unfortunate trade-off for wonderful hand-drawn art, but that doesn't make it any less annoying when it happens. Completely The PS3 port of the original fixed some of it.
**Completely
gone with the Remaster, as there are virtually no loading times.



** Ingway, who manipulates Cornelius, the Wise Men, Odette, and even Velvet, who is his twin sister, all in the name of achieving his goal.



* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Glue Onyx to the spot with an "Ooze" potion to stop ThatOneAttack.
* ParentalFavoritism: Early on, it becomes painfully obvious that Odin shows more love to Velvet (who resents him for very good reasons) than to his other children (who absolutely revere him). This still doesn't stop him from allowing her to be executed to save face in front of his vassals. Odin's not exactly Father of the Year. He eventually admits this and starts to regret it.

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* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Glue Onyx to the spot with an "Ooze" potion to stop ThatOneAttack.
ThatOneAttack. Doesn't work anymore in the remake, unfortunately.
* ParentalFavoritism: Early on, it becomes painfully obvious that Odin shows more love to Velvet (who resents him for very good reasons) than to his other children (who absolutely revere him or, in the case of Ingway, despise him). This still doesn't stop him from allowing her to be executed to save face in front of his vassals. Odin's not exactly Father of the Year. He eventually admits this and starts to regret it.



* PersonalSpaceInvader: The green Ooze enemies in Titania capital. They also happen to be Onyx's weakness.

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* PersonalSpaceInvader: The green Ooze enemies in Titania capital. They also happen to be Onyx's weakness.weakness in the original.
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* KickTheDog: Occurs with Mercedes during the Armageddon chapter on the True End route. [[spoiler: Right when she's mourning Ingway's death after discovering his corpse, Onyx comes over and gleefully teases her over the fact that her forest has been burned to the ground. Goes on to become ShootTheDog in the ensuing boss fight.]]



* SpellMyNamewithanS: The English translation by Atlus USA changes many of the character names in terms of spelling, even though most of them are pronounced the same. For instance, Odin was original "Ordyne" while Ingway was "Yngwie."

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* SpellMyNamewithanS: SpellMyNameWithAnS: The English translation by Atlus USA changes many of the character names in terms of spelling, even though most of them are pronounced the same. For instance, Odin was original "Ordyne" while Ingway was "Yngwie."



* StarCrossedLovers: Since love is a major theme, almost every single pair of lovers in the game.
** Velvet and Cornelius love each other, but Velvet's kingdom has long been destroyed and Cornelius is a prince, meaning his father isn't particularly excited about their affair. Additionally, Ingway, Velvet's brother, is categorically opposed to her seeing that "oaf".
** Mercedes eventually falls for [[spoiler:Ingway]], but the fact that he's [[spoiler:a DeathSeeker with really dangerous plans for himself and ends up becoming a TragicMonster means their story doesn't end well.]]
** In the backstory, Odin and princess Ariel of Valentine fell for each other without knowing their identities. Since their kingdoms were at war, the romance ended tragically.

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* StarCrossedLovers: Since love is a major theme, almost every single pair of lovers pairing in the game.
game deals with outside influences threatening to tear them apart.
** Gwendolyn and Oswald fall in love with each other and are married, but there are others who would rather have one of them for themselves; Gwendolyn was originally promised to Inferno King Onyx as his bride by Odin while Oswald's soul was sold to Odette in order to obtain the powers of the Shadow Knight.
** Velvet and Cornelius love each other, but Velvet's kingdom has long been destroyed and Cornelius is a prince, meaning his father isn't particularly excited about their affair. Additionally, Ingway, Velvet's brother, is categorically opposed to her seeing that "oaf".
"oaf" [[spoiler: and is the one who curses Cornelius into a Pooka in order to try and keep them away from each other.]]
** Mercedes eventually falls for [[spoiler:Ingway]], but the fact that he's [[spoiler:a DeathSeeker with really dangerous plans for himself and ends up becoming a TragicMonster means their story doesn't end well.]]
How it ends is determined by the route the player takes during the Armageddon."]]
** In the backstory, Odin and princess Princess Ariel of Valentine fell for each other without knowing their identities. Since their kingdoms were at war, the romance ended tragically.
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* SpellMyNamewithan"S": The English translation by Atlus USA changes many of the character names in terms of spelling, even though most of them are pronounced the same. For instance, Odin was original "Ordyne" while Ingway was "Yngwie."

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* SpellMyNamewithan"S": SpellMyNamewithanS: The English translation by Atlus USA changes many of the character names in terms of spelling, even though most of them are pronounced the same. For instance, Odin was original "Ordyne" while Ingway was "Yngwie."
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